Blueprint for Revolution: How to Use Rice Pudding, Lego Men, and Other Nonviolent Techniques to Galvanize Communities, Overthrow Dictators, or Simply Change the World

Blueprint for Revolution: How to Use Rice Pudding, Lego Men, and Other Nonviolent Techniques to Galvanize Communities, Overthrow Dictators, or Simply Change the World Author Srdja Popovic
ISBN-10 0812995309
ISBN-13 9780812995305
Year 2015-02-03
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher Spiegel & Grau
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An urgent and accessible handbook for peaceful protesters activists and community organizersanyone trying to defend their rights hold their government accountable or change the world Blueprint for Revolution will teach you how to make oppression backfire by playing your opponents strongest card against them identify the almighty pillars of power in order to shift the balance of control dream big but start small learn how to pick battles you can win listen to what people actually care about in order to incorporate their needs into your revolutionary vision master the art of compromise to bring together even the most disparate groups recognize your allies and view your enemies as potential partners use humor to make yourself heard defuse potentially violent situations and laugh your way to victory Praise for Blueprint for RevolutionThe title is no exaggeration Otpors methods have been adopted by democracy movements around the world The Egyptian opposition used them to topple Hosni Mubarak In Lebanon the Serbs helped the Cedar Revolution extricate the country from Syrian control In Maldives their methods were the key to overthrowing a dictator who had held power for thirty years In many other countries people have used what Canvas teaches to accomplish other political goals such as fighting corruption or protecting the environment The New York TimesA clear well constructed and easily applicable set of principles for any David facing any Goliath sans slingshot of course By the end ofBlueprint the idea that a punch is no match for a punch line feels like anything but a joke The Boston GlobeAn entertaining primer on the theory and practice of peaceful protest The Guardian With this wonderful book Srdja Popovic is inspiring ordinary people facing injustice and oppression to use this tool kit to challenge their oppressors and create something much better When I was growing up we dreamed that young people could bring down those who misused their power and create a more just and democratic society For Srdja Popovic living in Belgrade in 1998 this same dream was potentially a much more dangerous idea But with an extraordinarily courageous group of students that formed Otpor Srdja used imagination invention cunning and lots of humor to create a movement that not only succeeded in toppling the brutal dictator Slobodan Miloevi but has become a blueprint for nonviolent revolution around the world Srdja rules Peter Gabriel Blueprint for Revolution is not only a spirited guide to changing the world but a breakthrough in the annals of advice for those who seek justice and democracy It asks and not heavy handedly As long as you want to change the world why not do it joyfully Its not just funny Its seriously funny No joke Todd Gitlin author of The Sixties and Occupy Nation

How Change Happens

How Change Happens Author Duncan Green
ISBN-10 9780198785392
Release 2016-10-27
Pages 192